Prevalence of obesity in Turkey

Yumuk V. D.

OBESITY REVIEWS, cilt.6, ss.9-10, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)


Obesity and overweight are increasing in Turkey according to the field surveys that were carried out a decade apart (TEKHARF 1990 and 2000). The overall prevalence of obesity in adults was 18.6% in the year 1990. Ten years later in 2000, the prevalence was 21.9%, which shows a relative increase rate of 17.7%. As it is true for most of the countries, overweight is more common in men and obesity is more prevalent among women in Turkey.